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 April 28, 2010

Kelley Garvin Wins Best Student Paper Competition

Kelley Garvin won the Best Student Paper Competition at the 159th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America held in Baltimore, MD from April 19-23. Her invited paper, titled Ultrasound standing wave fields induce endothelial cell sprouting within three-dimensional engineered tissues was recognized as the Best Student Paper in the Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration Technical Section. This was the second year in a row that Kelley has won this award. Kelley presented her recent work demonstrating the use of ultrasound standing wave fields to spatially organize cells and induce endothelial cell sprouting in three-dimensional engineered tissues.

Kelley is a graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)and her thesis research is co-advised by Dr. Diane Dalecki and Dr. Denise Hocking. Kelley is also a student member of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU) and organizer of the Ultrasound Journal Club. Kelley's research is part of a larger, multidisciplinary project, led by Drs. Dalecki and Hocking and funded by the NIH that aims to develop novel ultrasound technologies for the field of tissue engineering.